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The Herd Thins.

Okay, the Republican field has been miserable so far. It’s already apparent that certain elements, the establishment RINOs on one side and the frantically maneuvering Marxists attempting to influence you as to this candidate or that on the other, don’t have our best interests in mind. Pretty obviously, anyone touted by either camp should be carefully examined in the light of real conservatism.

Laura Bush calls Mitch Daniels wife Cheri, well known for a strong sense of revulsion for all things political, and encourages her to get behind Mitch in a run for the Republican nomination. First of all, I think we’ve all had enough of the Bushies for a while.

The very fact that the Bush political machinery is pushing Daniels ought to tell you something. Once again, for the brain cell challenged out there… Mitch Daniels is a RINO on a number of issues critical to the ultimate survival of our country, our Constitution and our way of life. Mitch Daniels is a nice guy. He’s just not the man for the job. Another ‘moderate’ is about the last thing this country needs.

Mitt Romney has made a monumental miscalculation. He just hasn’t figured out that aside from the economy and the border, the biggest issue the people have is that they want ‘Obamacare’ repealed… not fixed, not repaired, repealed. There is no way Mitt can separate himself from the image of the wholesale pillage of the legislative and legal process that is Obamacare. There is no way he is going to divorce himself from what ‘Romneycare’ has done to the health care system in his state. His mistake should cost him the nomination.

Mike Huckabee has announced that he is not running. I know that upsets many evangelicals, but I think it was the right decision. I have nothing at all against Mike, but he’s not the guy for the job at a time when the world is sitting on a powder keg with a short fuse. Not that the present occupant of the White House is any confidence maker in the decisiveness category either. There are rumblings out there that Obama sat on the Bin Laden intel for as much as nine months. Such a surprise.

Newt Gingrich has announced that he’s running. Newt certainly will bring a refreshing clarity and directness to the arena. But, I can’t help remember some of the really bad calls he made on the run up to the 2010 elections. And don’t forget he’s a very recent, and I believe reluctant, advocate of the Tea Party Patriot movement. He’s really going to have to be closely scrutinized and questioned regarding some of his statements. The jury is out on him at this point.

Remember to be critical and take absolutely nothing at face value.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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